Our Future Media Stars

DACA students have been learning how television and radio programmes are made during a visit to the BBC regional television centre for the North West.

The thirteen students also had chance to visit the interactive studio where they had a go at presenting the weather and starring in their very own radio drama, complete with sound effects! The tour was part of the Stand out in Darwen project and it gave the students an insight into the many programmes originating from the BBC. They saw the North West Tonight studio, Radio Manchester and Studio 7, the home of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

The students also found out about the BBC’s move to the MediaCityUK development at Salford Quays. When the new location opens, 2500 staff will be employed through the relocation of five London-based departments, along with local and network broadcasting from Manchester city centre. The University of Salford will also have a presence, with a brand new campus for more than 1500 students and staff.

The Stand out in Darwen project is focused on helping young people achieve their potential and raise their aspirations. The principles of the project are: Inspire Me, Advise Me, Guide Me and Connect Me. The BBC tour was one of many events aimed at broadening the horizons of our young people and inspiring them to succeed.